NEW OR­LEANS over At­lanta by 1

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

The Fal­cons are still in the play­off race fol­low­ing Mon­day’s scratch-and-claw win over the Buc­ca­neers. They have also been suc­cess­ful fol­low­ing Mon­day Nighters as well, own­ing a 9-4 SU and 11-2 ATS record play­ing the short week. In ad­di­tion, the Dirty Birds are an im­pres­sive 13-2 ATS as un­der­dogs dur­ing the 4th quar­ter of the sea­son (Games 13-16) against foes com­ing off a home win. And while the stats for Fal­cons’ QB Matt Ryan are way down this year, Matty Ice is 15-6 ATS away dur­ing the month of De­cem­ber. Mean­while, Drew Brees has al­ways been the cat­a­lyst for this Saints team, but the emer­gence of a two-pronged rush­ing at­tack from Mark In­gram and Alvin Ka­mara keeps New Or­leans on the win­ning track. It’s still a three-way race for the NFC South ti­tle with At­lanta one game be­hind the Saints and Pan­thers, so this game will be played with post-sea­son in­ten­sity. How­ever, New Or­leans is just 5-23 ATS when fa­vored as a host in this series. It has been a long 4 years since the Saints have made it to the play­offs. We’re fly­ing with the Fal­cons today.

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